Whether you're in the market for, already building, or simply want to get that '47-54 (and of course First Series '55) Chevrolet Advance Design or GMC 1/2-ton pickup on the road once and for all, the following Buyer's Guide might just be what the doctor ordered. The following pages contain everything from complete chassis to IFS kits, sheetmetal to rubber, and probably a little of everything in between-but even more important, where to get it! Enjoy, and be sure to mention who referred you when you start making those calls!
From the manufacturer of some of the finest reproduction parts in the automotive industry comes the innovation of the decade. Dynacorn is pleased to announce the arrival of the Advance Design Series Chevy truck cab replacement body shell (PN TR47PU for '47-50; TR52PU for '52-54 cab). A licensed GM restoration product, each comes complete with doors, steel dash assembly, and cab floor braces. The truck cabs are available in three- or five-window variations. MSRP is $8,995 plus a crating and handling charge of $250. Dynacorn International, Inc.: 805-486-2612; www.dynacorn.com (for dealer location).
Thanks to LMC Truck, you can replace your pitted or dented grille with this all-new chrome grille assembly, which is an OE-style replacement for the '47-53 Chevy truck. The face edges of the grille bars are chromed and the splash bars have a cream-colored painted finish. The splash bars can be removed and painted to match the color of your truck. Grilles are preassembled and shipped ready for easy installation. LMC Truck: 800-LMC-TRUCK; www.lmctruck.com.
Classic Performance Products
Classic Performance Products' newly redesigned power steering conversion kit now includes everything you need to convert to your '47-54 Chevrolet truck to power steering. CPP's complete kit has a new telescoping safety shaft assembly that connects between two new U-joints, and the steering column will bolt directly into the cab with no modifications. The kit also includes a new pitman and steering arm and the new adjustable tie rod assembly features late-model ends. CPP's power steering conversion kit can be purchased with everything you need from a steering wheel and drop axle to belts and hoses for the power steering pump, or parts can be purchased individually. Available with standard, quick, or variable-ratio power steering boxes. Classic Performance Products, Inc.: 800-830-1724; www.classicperform.com.
Chevs Of The 40's
Chevs of the 40's is excited to offer a fully polished, bolt-in, complete stainless steel, dual shotgun exhaust system to fit '47-55 (First Series) Chevy trucks with Fenton headers. No drilling, cutting, or modification necessary. Comes with everything needed for a quick install: head pipes, "shotgun" tail pipes, dual in/out stainless mufflers, stainless hangers, stainless clamps, and instructions. The system runs down the driver side for a neat, clean fit. Installs in less than an hour! The complete system is $675 (PN 3683656FE). Chevs of the 40's: 800-999-CHEV; www.chevsofthe40s.com.
Why hassle with your old rusty frame? Fatman's complete jig-built frame packages can be ordered with many options such as coilovers, a ShockWave air ride, Baer or Wilwood brakes, and more. All body mounts, complete four-bar rear with 9-inch axle and polished stainless front control arms are standard. Fatman has over 25 years of experience in precision-engineered suspension packages and chassis for hot rods, classic cars, and trucks. Fatman Fabrications: 704-545-0369; www.fatmanfab.com.
Dakota Digital LAT-NR330 '40-53 Chevy truck LED lighting systems are engineered to utilize your existing wiring harness, taillight lens and assembly for your '40-53 Chevy truck. Whether you have OEM wiring or have updated to a new style harness, installation is effortless! LED modules are included for both left and right rear brake lights. Dakota Digital LED taillight modules are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Dakota Digital: 800-852-3228; www.dakotadigital.com.